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Premier League 2018/19 Matchweek 24: 5 things we learned

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31 Jan 2019, 07:02 IST

Leicester stopped Liverpool at Anfield
Leicester stopped Liverpool at Anfield

What a mid-week of Premier League action we just witnessed. Goal fests, shock results, scares for the top six clubs, comebacks, red cards, contentious moments and totally intriguing drama in the race for the title, top four and the relegation battle.

Liverpool remain top of the league and increased the gap to Manchester City to five points. Tottenham reduced the deficit to City to just two points and Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea into the top four on goal difference.

Manchester United move within two points of Chelsea in fifth. Fulham remain in the bottom three despite their impressive comeback. Cardiff and Huddersfield are the other teams that make up the bottom three.

Here's a look at five things we learned from matchweek 24 of EPL action:

#1 The Premier League is the best league in the world

The PL produced another intriguing round of fixtures
The PL produced another intriguing round of fixtures

Forget the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, the quality of players in LaLiga and all the El Clasico noise. Real fans know exactly which competition turn to when they want to enjoy an absorbing, competitive and interesting round of fixtures.

In terms of competitiveness and drama, the Premier League is far and away the best league in the world. No other league runs any close. You simply cannot predict what will happen in an EPL fixture on paper. The PL will always make sure you eat your words.

What a match week. After the earlier round of matches, the discussion all around was that City had slipped up and handed free rein to Liverpool. Leicester stepped up, fought and made sure the title race will still remain red hot.

A league in which four of the top six teams lost points in the same round of fixtures. It doesn't get any more intriguing than this and the doggedness of the "smaller" teams must be applauded. For the neutrals, if such a thing even exists, it must make for very enjoyable viewership.

With the run-in fast approaching and uncertainty across the Premier League table, it will make for even more interesting round of matches. Bring it on.

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